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Isn't it time you QUIT SMOKING with Hypnosis?

About 26% of adults in the United States smoke cigarettes.

With "good" stop smoking programs, 20 to 40 percent of participants are able to quit smoking and stay off cigarettes for at least one year. "Good" stop smoking programs (20 to 40 percent success rates) usually involve either one session group smoking seminars, or CDs that they smoker listens to at home.

Over 50% of relapses occur within the first 5 weeks of stopping, which is how long it takes the body to get through the physical withdrawal symptoms of ending nicotine. Most of the other 50% of relapses occur within the first 6 months when the cravings remain the strongest.


More Information About Smoking

More than 80% of smokers say they want to quit. Each year about 1.3 million people stop smoking successfully. You can be one of them!

When you quit smoking, it usually requires complete abstinence. Once a person has a single puff after quitting, they go back to full-time smoking 80-85% of the time.

About 90% of active smokers would like to quit and wish they’d never started.

As many as 90% of smokers are clinically “addicted” to smoking, making it one of the most addictive drugs in existence. Conversely, most people who drink alcohol are not addicted to it and can drink socially in only moderation.




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What Happens After I Quit Smoking?

After Quitting


20 Minutes

 Pulse, blood pressure and temperature of the hands and feet become normal

8 Hours

 Blood oxygen increases to acceptable norms; carbon monoxide levels go down.

12 Hours

 The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

48 Hours

 Improved ability to smell and taste.
 Nerve endings start to re-grow.

2 Weeks to
3 Months

 Walking becomes easier, circulation improves, lung function attains a 30% gain.
 Risk of having a heart attack reduces.

1 to 9 Months

 Coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

1 Year

 Risk of smoking-related heart disease drops by 50%!

5 to 15 Years

 Your risk of having a stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker's.
 Your risk of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is half that of a smoker's.

15 Years

 Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker.